Conklin Lake

Island Park, Montana (Beaverhead County)

Last Updated: 09/14/2021
4.7 / 5 ( 3 reviews )
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Typically Open: Year Round
Length: 11.13 miles
Highest Elevation: 7376 feet
Duration: About 1 hour, 55 minutes
Shape of Trail: Loop
Best Direction to Travel: N/A
Nearest Town: Island Park
Nearest Town w/ Services: Island Park
Official Road Name: 3931
Management Agency: Beaverhead-Deerlodge National Forest
District: Ennis Field Office


Highlight: Conklin Lake
Conklin Lake Trail is one of those trails that hardly anyone knows with beautiful views of Hidden Lake and the surrounding mountains. This trail is located in the Beaverhead National Forest near the Continental Divide and the Montana Idaho border, and close to the west entrance to Yellowstone National Park. In July, the wildflowers are in full bloom, making the grassy fields full of color and swaying like ocean waves in the wind. Over the fields are snow-capped mountain peaks, birds, grasshoppers, and the famous Montana "Big Sky."


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1. 3931 Conklin Lake Trailhead (0 mi)
Conklin Lake Trail starts four miles from Highway 87 at Waypoint 7 of Antelope Basin Trail in the flats of grass and sagebrush. This is a bumpy ride, there are a few spots to air down in the shade ahead.

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This trail starts at Waypoint 7 of Antelope Basin Trail.



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Cory W

Mapping Crew - Arizona and Montana

Cory grew up traveling the logging roads outside Durango, CO with his dad for his woodcutting business and fell in love with everything about the outdoors. He's moved around a lot since then, from several rural areas of Southern California to Montana, Wyoming to Arizona, even living on a commercial gold mine in Nevada in for several years. In all these areas he has explored several thousand miles of old dirt roads and trails, as well as many old mines and ghost towns. Located in the Mohave Desert of AZ in the winter and the Madison River Valley of MT in the summer.
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